The driver and the pedestrian involved in a Sunday morning accident near the intersection of Ninth and Ohio streets have been identified by police.
Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said Hannah R. Swank, 20, of Topeka, was walking north across Ninth street at the Ohio intersection when she was struck by a westbound white Ford Explorer driven by Jay Edward Berryman, 25, of Lawrence. Both Berryman and Swank are listed as students on Kansas University’s website.
Swank was flown by air ambulance with serious injuries to a Kansas City hospital, but a condition update was not available.
Murphree said that alcohol was listed as a contributing factor in the accident report, but that she could not release any more information. Berryman was not arrested or booked into Douglas County Jail following the accident.
This is the second vehicle-pedestrian incident in Lawrence within the last week. On Aug. 26, KU student Colby Liston was hit by a vehicle in the 1600 block of Tennessee street around 2 a.m. Liston lost both of his legs as a result of the accident.